Mandatory Activities

Updated April 2016

Freshmen & Sophomore
Compulsory Courses

Speaking courses (Communication Basic & English Production)

  • English Lounge: 11 visits in the spring; 10 visits in the fall

Reading courses (English Comprehension and Communication Core)

  • Extensive reading (with graded readers) to reach the word count prescribed in the extensive reading chart (below).  
  • Advising: Teachers require students to attend at least 2, 25-minute advising sessions each semester in the Plaza as a part of their grade.

Writing courses (Basic Writing)

  • Extensive writing (non-textbook related writing in or out of class for at least 30 minutes/week
  • Examples of this writing include:
  • Journal writing: given topics, free writing
  • Poetry writing
  • Short story writing
  • Class exit writing (eg. What did you learn today?)

Listening courses (Communication Basic)

  • Extensive listening of at least 30 minutes outside of class per week (e.g. English Central, http://www.elllo.org)

Elective Courses

English Lounge

  • No requirement

Advising

  • No requirement

Reading courses

  • Extensive reading (with graded readers) to reach the word count prescribed in the extensive reading chart (below).  

Writing courses

  • Extensive writing (non-textbook related writing in or out of class for at least 40 minutes/week)

Examples of this writing include:

  • Journal writing: given topics, free writing
  • Poetry writing
  • Short story writing
  • Class exit writing (eg. What did you learn today?)

Listening courses

  • Extensive listening of at least 30 minutes outside of class per week (eg. English Central, http://www.elllo.org)

Updated April 2016

Extensive Reading at TIU

Spring Requirements

Fall Requirements